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"Xanadu," by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra (from the musical Xanadu), is a song featured in "Eggtown" in which it was heard on the TV when Hurley played the film on the VCR in his and Sawyer's house.
A place where nobody dared to go
- Xanadu is another name for Shàngdū, which was the summer capital of Khublai Khan of the Yuan Dyansty in ancient China. It was located in what is now Mongolia. Shàngdū means "Upper Capital."
- Marco Polo described Xanadu as having a palace and "Round this Palace a wall is built, inclosing a compass of 16 miles."
- Xanadu is the location of the "stately pleasure-dome" referenced in Samuel Coleridge's 1816 poem, Kubla Khan. The poem touches on multiple themes and images that crop up in Lost, including a "sacred river" running through caverns, a "savage place" that is "holy and enchanted," "ancestral voices prophesying war," and a "sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice." The poem closes with a warning to beware a figure, presumably Kubla Khan:
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.